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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, an international team led by investigators in the UK, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia look at population structure in the Plasmodium knowlesi parasite, through genome sequencing on four dozen clinical isolates from Malaysian Borneo and five lab-based lines that originated from the Malaysian Peninsula and the Philippines several decades ago.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.